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Open GI CEO Chris Guillaume
Chris Guillaume
7 Ratings
  1. "Good atmosphere, great people"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Worcester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Open GI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Business is going in a positive direction, and gives you security for the future; people are really nice and always make time for others.

    Cons

    Some processes could be improved, however this isn't really a major concern.

    Open GI2018-12-04
  2. "Decent enough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Open GI full-time

    Pros

    the people the canteen low working hours

    Cons

    some utterly outdated tech (almost guaranteed to be worse than anything you experience anywhere else- look up BCPL and tripos) ropy development practices and processes poor communication between teams and also between product management and teams outsourced devs

    Advice to Management

    basically i think you're on the right track overall. Be careful to not be too afraid to rewrite and modernize existing products.

    Open GI2019-01-29
  3. "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Open GI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people (mainly) Great food - larger restaurant required Onsite parking Location OK could be better

    Cons

    Lack of staff appreciation & training Favouritism in play "who you know not what you know" Outdated attitudes, blame & bullying culture all goes unchecked despite policies in place Outdated unreliable technology Buildings infested with wasps nests Outdated offices in former warehouse (Temperature fluctuates massively) No career opportunities Poor pay in comparison to equivalent roles elsewhere

    Advice to Management

    Actions speak louder than words - listen and act appropriately Improve your internal processes Look at trends and why people are leaving Management team need a shakeup Reduce the amount of unnecessary meetings and wastage and start improving performance and process

    Open GI2018-09-13
  4. "Out of Touch"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Open GI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Free Parking - Relaxed Dress Policy - Great People

    Cons

    - Manager’s Club (all help themselves and not their team) - Outdated internal systems - SAP optimisation is awful - Stubborn - Poor rate of pay

    Advice to Management

    Have set banding structures for your employees in terms of responsibilities and pay, far too many employees are being paid much less than their peers for doing the same job, as if their compensation package was picked out of a hat. Listen to your employees! They are smart people with good ideas, and are often being held back and silenced due to a fear of constructive change. Have strict rules on communication...

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    Open GI2018-08-22
  5. "Not great"

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    Current Employee - Busineess Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Open GI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    local to me, some good people

    Cons

    Very sexist environment, not a pleasant place to work.

    Open GI2018-04-27
  6. "Good for a year or two..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Open GI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mostly nice people Sometimes flexible start time

    Cons

    Legacy software (30+ years outdated - seriously) Numerous false promises from all levels of management Extremely varying salaries for the same job Flat work atmosphere Company directors nowhere to be seen

    Advice to Management

    As one director recently stated in a company meeting... "if you are at Open GI for the money, you are at the wrong place" ... Thanks for the advice! I do work for the money (as do most people), and my notice was handed in shortly after... Sort out your ridiculous salary bandings.

    Open GI2018-03-17
  7. "Management in need of modernisation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Open GI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent canteen - great food very reasonably priced A number of people want to help others, go the extra mile and do a good job Free onsite parking Christmas parties Bonus if the company hits target Perkbox discount scheme Raise lots of money for local charities Staff awards - nominated by colleagues Other benefits for management such as health insurance and fuel cards (of course, taxable)

    Cons

    Some people are quite obstructive and do not want to take ownership of problems, couple that with some line managers not wishing to support their team and it is a perfect environment for high levels of stress. A level of arrogance from the management, they are very poor at listening to the suggestions and requests of their teams. There's lots of talents, skills and experiences within the existing teams which are grossly...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide much better training, both of the industry, technology, the company and introduce better standardised processes and procedures Try empowering the front line and first line managers more. If you implement my first point, it will allow you to trust them to make the right decision. Provide *constant* communication, have a regular forum to discuss the short, medium and long terms goals for individuals/teams/departments/company,...

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    Open GI2018-01-28
  8. "Poor performance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Open GI full-time

    Pros

    The other employees are fantastic to work with

    Cons

    The management style, really bad at communicating important information

    Open GI2018-01-22
  9. "Very stuck in the dark ages! Old technology and no customer focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Worcester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Open GI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people who want to do a good job, out of city location, on site canteen is good and cheap

    Cons

    Micro management, no flexibility in working , poor holidays, very limited recognition of those who work hard, very outdated approach to people management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people and use them for their skills. Focus on customers more

    Open GI2017-08-18
  10. "Great people, backward company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Open GI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Co workers are great - Good canteen and Starbucks on the go - Free tea/coffee vending machines - Employee recreation area

    Cons

    - Large staff turnover particularly in middle management and more junior positions - Ageing technologies - Upper Management don't value their staff - Salaries not overly competitive with very unbalanced bonuses - More valued members of staff often overlooked - The overall strategy of the company appears to be in a constant state of flux

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff more and pay them what they're worth.

    Open GI2017-07-06
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